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Nigeria: Village set on fire by Boko Haram

At least 86 people, including children were killed in a Nigeria by Boko Haram fighters who shot at villagers and torched their homes on Saturday night. The attack took place in the village of Dalori, which is about 12 km from the northern city of Maiduguri, the birthplace of Boko Haram. The assailants arrived 'in two cars and on motorcycles and opened fire...

Landslides Kill 25 in Bangladesh

Dhaka : Landslides triggered by heavy rains have killed at least 25 people in Bangladesh, authorities said today. A depression in the Bay of Bengal influenced the weather all over the country yesterday, bringing about incessant rainfall which inundated Dhaka and Chittagong cities. Ten people were killed in Rangamati, seven in Bandarban and eight in Chittagong, The Daily Star quoted a...

Nikolay Kudashev Is Russia’s New Envoy To India

New Delhi (PTI): Career diplomat Nikolay Kudashev has been appointed as Russia's new ambassador to India, the country's embassy here said. Kudashev, a specialist in South East Asia, is currently the Deputy Director General Secretariat of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia. "President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin by the executive order appointed Nikolay Kudashev as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary...

Inebriated, Abusive Indian-Origin Lady Law Tutor Thrown Off Plane In UK

London (PTI):  A 30-year-old drunk law tutor was thrown off a plane at Heathrow airport in the UK after she hurled abuse at the flight staff, according to a media report. Meghna Kumar was arrested and escorted out of the British Airways aircraft before it took off as she had downed so much vodka and abused the flight staff, the...

24 migrants drown in Greek boat tragedy

According to a Greek coastguard, Twenty-four migrants, including 10 children drowned when their boat capsized off the Greek island of Samos yesterday. Ten people from a dinghy carrying 45 people were still listed as missing following the latest tragedy involving overladen migrant boats crossing the Aegean Sea from Turkey to Greece. Authorities initially said they had found 12 bodies but the...

Syria Has No Information About 39 Missing Indians: Envoy

New Delhi (PTI): Syria has no information about the 39 Indians who went missing in Iraq in 2014. Syria's Ambassador to India Riad Kamel Abbas, however, said that his country is "keen" to send them home if they are found in its territory. Abbas yesterday said an Indian delegation has made several trips to Syria and Iraq in the past to seek...

Suicide bomber kills 4 at Shiite mosque in Saudi Arabia

According to media sources, four people were killed and 18 wounded on Friday when a suicide bomber attacked a mosque in Shiite-populated eastern Saudi Arabia. The Al-Ekhbariya news channel quoted an interior ministry spokesperson as giving the new toll, up from two dead and seven wounded earlier. Residents said the mosque belonged to the minority Shiite community. In a written statement,...

US, South Korea Conduct Joint Live-Fire Exercise After ICBM Test

Washington(AFP): The US and South Korean militaries conducted a live-fire exercise using surface-to- surface missiles in response to North Korea's test of an Inter Continental Ballistic Missile(ICBM), the US Army says. The joint exercise, which occurred this morning South Korea time, came shortly after officials said that the heads of the US and South Korean militaries had discussed "military response...

Indo-Pak Weekly Bus Service To Resume From Monday

Srinagar (PTI): The cross-Line of Control trade and travel on the Srinagar-Muzaffarabad route, which was suspended on July 21, will resume from Monday following a meeting between authorities from Jammu and Kashmir and PoK at Kaman Post in Baramulla district today. The travel on the weekly bus service will resume from Monday, while the trade will resume from Tuesday, Deputy Commissioner,...

Italian navy rescues over 1000 migrants from boats in 24 hours

Rome, January3: The Italian navy said on Friday it had rescued in 24 hours more than 1,000 migrants attempting the perilous journey across the Mediterranean by boat in rough winter seas. Some 823 migrants were picked up on Thursday and another 233 were rescued on Wednesday as part of a major ongoing search and rescue operation to save the lives...

Withdraw From Doklam To Avoid Confrontation: PLA To India

Huairou (China)(PTI): Senior Col Li Li of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) may be thousands of kilometres away from Doklam but has a stern message for the Indian Army -- withdraw from the Chinese territory to avoid confrontation. A visit by Indian journalists, sponsored by the Chinese government, today turned into a propaganda exercise by the Chinese Army for delivering its...

Pak Election Commission Issues Warrant Against Imran Khan

Islamabad (PTI): Pakistan's election commission has issued a bailable arrest warrant against cricketer- turned-politician Imran Khan for repeatedly failing to appear before it in a contempt case. The Election Commission of Pakistan was hearing a case against 64-year-old Khan filed by a dissident from Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and one of the founding members Akbar S Babar. The ECP ordered the party chief...

Panama Papers Case: Pak Probe Panel To File Final Report

Islamabad (PTI): A joint investigation team probing the Panamagate graft case against Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's family will today submit its final report to the Supreme Court. The six-member Joint Investigation Team (JIT) was set up in May by the Supreme Court with the mandate to probe the Sharif family for allegedly failing to provide the trail of money used...

ISKCON To Celebrate Janmashtami With Tri-Ranga Theme

Mumbai (PTI): Janmashtami, the birthday of Lord Krishna, would assume a patriotic fervour at a temple in South Mumbai here with the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) celebrating the festival on August 14 and 15. Over 750 temples of ISKCON temples located across the the world have geared up to celebrate janmashtami, including in Mumbai at Radha-Gopinath temple, a statement...